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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAtylus swammerdamei (H. Milne Edwards, 1830)

marine
Milne Edwards, H. (1830). Extrait de recherches pour servir à l'histoire naturelle des crustacés amphipodes. Annales des Sciences Naturelles. 20, 353-399; pl. 10-11., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/29395#page/357/mode/1up [details]   
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription These amphipods are highly flattened at the...  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription These amphipods are highly flattened at the sides and measure up to 10 mm long. The species has a
whitish colour with brown patches. The head has a small curved rostrum and slender antennae of
equal size. Eyes are large and reniform. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution In the 1976-1986 period Atylus swammerdami was...  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution In the 1976-1986 period Atylus swammerdami was observed across the entire Belgian part of the North Sea with a low distribution frequency and in low densities (up to 60 ind./m2). A similar distribution pattern was also found in the 1994-2001 period. The most remarkable difference was the high distribution frequency near the southern Zeeland Banks. This is where the highest densities were observed (up to 170 ind./m2). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Ubiquitous, and often common  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Ubiquitous, and often common [details]
Horton, T.; Bellan-Santini, D.; Costello, M. (2013). Atylus swammerdamei (H. Milne Edwards, 1830). In: Horton, T.; Lowry, J.; De Broyer, C.; Bellan-Santini, D.; Coleman, C. O.; Corbari, L.; Daneliya, M.; Dauvin, J-C.; Fišer, C.; Gasca, R.; Grabowski, M.; Guerra-García, J. M.; Hendrycks, E.; Hughes, L.; Jaume, D.; Jazdzewski, K.; Kim, Y.-H.; King, R.; Krapp-Schickel, T.; LeCroy, S.; Lörz, A.-N.; Mamos, T.; Senna, A. R.; Serejo, C.; Sket, B.; Souza-Filho, J. F.; Tandberg, A.H.; Thomas, J.; Thurston, M.; Vader, W.; Väinölä, R.; Vonk, R.; White, K.; Zeidler, W. (2017). World Amphipoda Database. Accessed through: Taxa used on the Macrobel website at http://www.vliz.be/vmdcdata/macrobel/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=102131 on 2017-11-25

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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
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original description Milne Edwards, H. (1830). Extrait de recherches pour servir à l'histoire naturelle des crustacés amphipodes. Annales des Sciences Naturelles. 20, 353-399; pl. 10-11., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/29395#page/357/mode/1up [details]   

basis of record Bellan-Santini, D.; Costello, M.J. (2001). Amphipoda. in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels 50: pp. 295-308. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Bachelet, G.; Dauvin, J.-C.; Sorbe, J.C. (2003). An updated checklist of marine and brackish water Amphipoda (Crustacea: Peracarida) of the southern Bay of Biscay (NE Atlantic). Cah. Biol. Mar. 44(2): 121-151 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Muller, Y. (2004). Faune et flore du littoral du Nord, du Pas-de-Calais et de la Belgique: inventaire. [Coastal fauna and flora of the Nord, Pas-de-Calais and Belgium: inventory]. Commission Régionale de Biologie Région Nord Pas-de-Calais: France. 307 pp., available online at http://www.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/145561.pdf [details]   

additional source Dyntaxa. (2013). Swedish Taxonomic Database. Accessed at www.dyntaxa.se [15-01-2013]., available online at http://www.dyntaxa.se [details]   

additional source Griffiths, C. L. (1974). The Amphipoda of Southern Africa. 4. The Gammaridea and Caprellidea of the Cape Province East of Cape Agulhas. Annals of the South African Museum. 65: 251-336. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available 

additional source Lincoln, R.J. (1979). British marine Amphipoda: Gammaridea. British Museum (Natural History): London, UK. ISBN 0-565-00818-8. vi, 658 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpelling Atylus swammerdamei[details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription These amphipods are highly flattened at the sides and measure up to 10 mm long. The species has a
whitish colour with brown patches. The head has a small curved rostrum and slender antennae of
equal size. Eyes are large and reniform. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution In the 1976-1986 period Atylus swammerdami was observed across the entire Belgian part of the North Sea with a low distribution frequency and in low densities (up to 60 ind./m2). A similar distribution pattern was also found in the 1994-2001 period. The most remarkable difference was the high distribution frequency near the southern Zeeland Banks. This is where the highest densities were observed (up to 170 ind./m2). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Ubiquitous, and often common [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Atylus swammerdami displays no clear preference for sediments with a specific grain size: the species is found in sediments with median grain sizes up to 550 μm with a low relative occurrence. However, a clear preference can be seen with regard to the mud content. Atylus swammerdami reaches a relative occurrence of over 40% in sediments with a mud content of 30-40%. The species is nevertheless also found in sediments with lower or higher mud contents (up to 50%). [details]
 

Feeding Type
omnivore [details]
predator [details]
scavenger [details]
Host of
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSphaeronella atyli Hansen, 1897 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)